Who’s who

Contact details for the leadership of the Diocese and for the various teams and roles that form the Diocesan Support Services.


Archdeacon and Archdeacon’s Office and DAC

Area Deans

Bishops’ Offices

Diocesan Secretary’s Office

Overall support services management, Safeguarding, HR


Schools support and management through the Diocesan Board of Education
and Academies Trust

Finance (and Information Services)

Diocesan financial management and parish advice

Governance & Property

Synods, PCC support, pastoral reorganisation, office management, clergy
housing, glebe, parochial trusts, school buildings, Clerkship for St Matthias

Ministry Development

Vocations, initial and continuing ministerial training, development and support for
lay and ordained ministers, support during vacancies

Parish & External Relations

Communications, parish support for youth and children’s work, disability,
ecumenical work, Uganda link


Legal advice to the Diocese and parishes

Archdeacon and Archdeacon’s Office

and DAC

Archdeacon’s page →
Church Buildings (DAC) page →

Christine Froude
The Ven Christine Froude; Archdeacon of Malmesbury and acting Archdeacon of Bristol.
James Harris
James Harris; Archdeacon’s Executive Assistant
Emma Bakewell
Emma Bakewell; Archdeacon’s Administrator

Janet Saxon; DAC Secretary

Bishops’ Offices

Full details →
See also: Bishops’ letters →


Bishop Mike Hill
Rt Revd Mike Hill, the Bishop of Bristol
email bishop@bristoldiocese.org
phone 01454 777 728
Head shot of Paul van Rossum
Revd Paul Van Rossum; Bishop’s Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol
Rachael Cottell
Rachael Cottell; PA to the Bishop of Bristol
Anita Van Wyk
Anita Van Wyk; Assistant Secretary to the Bishop of Bristol and records administrator


Bishop Lee Rayfield
Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, the Suffragan Bishop of Swindon
Janice Titcombe, Secretary to the Bishop of Swindon

Kate Mitchell
Kate Mitchell, Secretary to the Bishop of Swindon

Diocesan Secretary’s Office

Oliver Home
Oliver Home; Diocesan Secretary

Katheryn Caithness
Katheryn Caithness; PA to the Diocesan Secretary and Safeguarding Administrator


Safeguarding page →

Head and shoulders of Adam Bond
Adam Bond; Safeguarding Adviser
Nick Papuca, Diocesan Safeguarding Caseworker

Human Resources

Vacancies page →

Avia HR Consultancy; providing interim HR support to the Diocese

Maria Hodson
Maria Hodson; HR Administrator


Resources for schools →
DBAT website →

John Swainston
John Swainston; Director of Education & CEO DBAT
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Liz Townend; Deputy Director of Education & Deputy CEO DBAT

Board of Education

Katy Staples
Katy Staples; Schools Adviser (RE, Collective Worship and Christian Distinctiveness)
Andrew Rickett ; consultant for SIAMS
Clare Stansfield
Clare Stansfield ; Schools Officer (Governance and Admissions)
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Ali Driver; Education Team Co-ordinator
Samuel Williams
Samuel Williams ; Further Education Adviser

DBAT (Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust)

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Liz Gibbons; DBAT’s Commercial Manager
Paul Smith; DBAT’s Accountant

Anna Sfakianakis
Anna Sfakianakis; DBAT Administrator

Finance (and Information Services)

Finance page →

Matthew Hall
Matthew Hall FCA; Head of Finance
Andrew Webb
Andy Webb ACMA; Diocesan Accountant
Kelly Rutter
Kelly Rutter; Finance Officer
Charlotte Jenkins
Charlotte Jenkins; Finance Information Assistant
Currently on maternity leave
Brenda Greet 2
Brenda Greet  Finance Assistant

Governance and Property

Clergy Housing →
Church buildings →
Parish data and research resources →

Sally Moody
Sally Moody; Head of Governance and Property
Janey Hiller
Janey Hiller; Mission Planning Officer
Emily Wilson
Emily Wilson; Property Officer
Larissa Trust
Larissa Trust; Property Administrative Assistant
Graham Shaul; Governance Administrator

Karine Prescott
Karine Prescott; Administrator (St Matthias Trust)

Ministry Development

Resources for ministers →
See also: Parishes in Vacancy →

Derek Chedzey
Revd Canon Derek Chedzey; Head of Ministry Development
Ian Tomkins
Revd Ian Tomkins; Adviser for Ministerial Support
Helen Collins, diocese of Bristol DDO
Revd Helen Collins – Adviser for Licensed Ministry (DDO).
Wiz Slater
Wiz Slater  Adviser for Lay Ministry Development
George Rendell
George Rendell; Transition Manager, for Parishes in Vacancy
Revd Charles Sutton
Revd Charles Sutton; Bishops’ Adviser for Self-Supporting Ministry
phone O7785 912663
email charleses@me.com
Ray Brazier
Revd Canon Ray Brazier (DDO); Assistant Adviser for Licensed Ministry
phone 0117 906 0100
email rayvb@tiscali.co.uk
Jayne Mathias
Jayne Mathias  Ministry Development Administrator
Head and shoulder picture of Rachel Miller
Rachel Miller  Ministry Development Administrator

See also:

Revd Judith Ashby
Revd Judy Ashby; Adviser for Women’s Ministry
email judith.ashby@tiscali.co.uk
phone 01793 978 528

Parish and External Relations

Access and Disability Inclusion →
Communications & Press →
Children’s and Youth Work →
Ecumenical and Global Partnerships →

Christopher Priddy
Chris Priddy; Head of Parish and External Relations
Ben Evans
Ben Evans; Communications Officer
email ben.evans@bristoldiocese.org
phone 0117 906 0100
phone Mobile: 07821 733 128
Dan Jones
Dan Jones; Youth and Children’s Adviser

Chris Dobson
Revd Chris Dobson; Ecumenical and Global Partnership Officer
Alice Kemp
Revd Alice Kemp; Disability Adviser
Head and shoulders of Clare Fussell
Clare Fussell; Giving and
Resources Adviser

Kirsty Cox; Receptionist


Legal →

Photo © Tim Gander. All rights reserved. TEL: 07703 124412.
Roland Callaby; Diocesan Registrar
email roland.callaby@harris-harris.co.ukphone 01749 674747
The Diocesan Registry
Harris & Harris
14 Market Place
WELLS, Somerset, BA5 2RE
Sarah Davis, Photo © Tim Gander. All rights reserved
Sarah Davis; Registrar’s Clerk

Bishop’s Staff Team

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